Meet Holly


I’m Holly Katz, and I appreciate your interest. I’m dedicated to helping overcome anxiety and self-doubt to achieve your goals and dreams. I’ve helped hundreds of clients move with ease through significant performance, business, and academic pressure.



My educational background includes an MBA from Northwestern University, a Masters in Counseling from National Louis University, and a BA from the University of Wisconsin where I was captain of the tennis team.

In addition, I am a Licensed HeartMath coach and Licensed Professional Counselor. (HeartMath is a biofeedback tool used by the PGA, Olympic Athletes, and corporations.)

On the corporate side, I served as Vice President of Human Resources at a division of and was a “go-to” coaching partner at JP Morgan Chase. In each of these roles, I coached executives and professionals to maintain poise, calm, and confidence as they moved through stressful situations, including performance pressure (i.e. public speaking, interview stress, dealing with intimidating people).

My counseling background includes helping adults and teens overcome anxiety, trauma,grief, and day-to day-life challenges as a Psychotherapist at Urban Balance and North Shore Counseling and as a Counseling Intern at Northwestern University. Finally I helped teens and young adults dealing with stressful health/sexuality issues as a volunteer at

I am EMDR trained and certified to administer the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and Benchmarks, a 360 degree feedback tool for executives and managers.  Prior to moving into the corporate world, I was a tennis professional at Midtown Athletic Club coaching adults and juniors to improve their game and mentally prepare for tournaments.


During our individualized sessions, we will work together in a supportive environment using a focused and practical approach. You will receive personalized coaching along with a detailed practice plan to help you meet your objectives. I see clients individually and also present workshops on improving mental toughness and emotional well-being in stressful situations.

I place a high priority on forming a meaningful connection with clients. I’ll spend the time to get to know you: your background, history, strengths, struggles, goals, and dreams. From there, we’ll develop a plan and begin addressing the most pressing issues first within a supportive environment.

As part of our work, you’ll be introduced to the most advanced, scientifically proven tools ranging from Mental Skills Training to HeartMath to cutting edge mind-body techniques. You will learn to:

  • Experience/exude confidence and calm
  • Perform at your peak when the pressure is on
  • Strengthen relationships
  • Enhance resilience and  well-being
  • Boost energy, focus and clarity
  • Make better decisions
  • Live with purpose and vitality

HeartMath is a registered trademark of the Institute of HeartMath.